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by: AnthonyP On  Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Sun Bowl Game: Preview and Prediction
Brut Sun Bowl

Sun Bowl logo
Stadium Sun Bowl Stadium
Location El Paso, Texas
Previous Stadiums El Paso High School Stadium (1935-1937)
Kidd Field (1938-1962)
Operated 1935-present
Conference Tie-ins Pac-10, Big 12/Big East/Notre Dame
Payout US$1,900,000 (As of 2008)
Sponsors
John Hancock (1986-1993)
Norwest (1996-1998)
Wells Fargo (1999-2003)
Vitalis (2004-2005)
Brut (2006-present)
Former names
Sun Bowl (1935-1985)
John Hancock Sun Bowl (1986-1988)
John Hancock Bowl (1989-1993)
Sun Bowl (1994-1995)
Norwest Sun Bowl (1996-1998)
Wells Fargo Sun Bowl (1999-2003)
Vitalis Sun Bowl (2004-2005)
2007 Matchup
South Florida vs. Oregon (Oregon 56, USF 21)
2008 Matchup
Oregon State vs. Pittsburgh (December 31)

Oregon State Beavers vs Pittsburgh Panthers

Sun Bowl Game: Preview

The Oregon State Beavers may be coming into this game with a bitter taste in their mouths, as much as the coaches will try to motivate their team and take their minds off the season finale loss to Oregon it will be difficult. They had an opportunity to go to the Rose Bowl if they had come out of that game with a victory, however, with their star freshman running back Jacquizz Rodgers out for that game the Beavers were out rushed 385-89 in the game.

While the Beavers rely heavily on their running back, the Pittsburgh Panthers rely more heavily on their star back.  LeSean McCoy has done everything for the Panthers offense and has been able to disguise their quarterbacks ineffectiveness to make the big play through the air.  The Panthers were a few inconsistencies away from a 1 loss season and possibly playing in a BCS bowl game.

Sun Bowl Game: Prediction

LeSean McCoy will give the Oregon State Beavers fits defensively, as the future NFLer has rushed for over 1400 yards and 21 touchdowns.  The game will come down to which quarterback can make the plays on offense, especially on third downs.  If the game does come down to this key stat, we like the chances of the Oregon State Beavers as Lyle Moevao has proved that he can get the ball down the field as well as move the chains with his legs.

Sun Bowl Game PickOregon State Beavers (-2.5)

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